Category Archives: hedgehogs

Oxbow Pure Comfort Bedding Review #ChewyInfluencer

We received this product free of charge in exchange for our honest review.

We recently got to try out this product thanks to Chewy. As we are always on the look out for ways to make our little hedgehog happy, we were excited to put this bedding to the “Yuki test”!

The bedding, comes pretty compacted expands a lot once you open the package. We tried the smaller size package and found that we could get at least two full cage changes out of it (hedgehog cages are quiet large, much bigger than what you would have for other small pets). The bedding does come in two sizes, so I would recommend getting the larger size so you don’t have to purchase as often.

What we liked most about it:

Made with 100% pure, never printed paper.

Very absorbent, in fact the description says it can absorb up to 800% of its weight in moisture! We found it to be very good at soaking up water, which Yuki likes to spill out of her bowl from time to time.

Specially formulated to be 99.9% dust free, with minimal small particles. This was very appealing for us, as hedgehogs have sensitive respiratory systems. It’s important to keep her home as dust free as possible.

Yuki was a bit confused at first by the new litter, as it was a different feeling and smell than what she was used to. If you decide to make a switch it might be smart to mix some of the old in with the new until you get them transitioned all the way over to the new brand. Of course if you have a pet that doesn’t burrow in their litter you should have no issue making a switch.

To learn more about it, or to order, please visit Chewy.com here.

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Kaytee Cuddle-E Cup Review #ChewyInfluencer

I received this item free of charge from Chewy in exchange for my honest review.

It’s not always easy to find things that are made for hedgehogs. Yes, they are still quiet uncommon little pets! But luckily a lot of items for other small pets can also work with hedgehogs. Today we are talking about the Kaytee Cuddle-E Cup that you can find on Chewy (one of our favorite places to stock up on all things for our pets).

Yuki is a snuggler, so I knew that she would enjoy the soft inside of the cup a lot. It did not disappoint! Once she did all of her sniffing, she settled right in.

It’s a little large for her cage, but I liked that there is a clip on the back to help hold it stationary in a cage. We have it in her play area, and she likes getting in and taking a break in it. I think this would actually be an amazing addition to a ferret cage (my ferret would have LOVED it).

Also, it’s machine washable, which is a must because we all know that it’s going to get messy. The fabric is also really durable, even Yuki’s sharp little teeth didn’t put a hole in it. And she had a good chew on it too!

An awesome small pet product for sure! Learn more about it here.

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Adoption; The Humane Choice

It is the primary mission of every animal refuge to find a loving home for cats and dogs in desperate need of one. Could it be possible that your home is that loving home? Even a very comfortable shelter is no substitute for a warm home and an adoring family. While a responsible shelter that follows the policies of The Humane Society sees that all their animals are satisfactorily supplied for, these precious animals really need a safe and loving forever home with a pet parent who can give them the care and attention only a best friend can provide. As compassionate and competent as a shelter’s chosen volunteers may be, only a full time family can give an animal the necessary tender loving care such a social creature deserves.

This Is Why You Should Adopt

There are so many valid reasons to adopt a pet. This infographic will give you ten wonderful reasons to get your next pet at a shelter. The following reasons will hopefully convince you to help an animal in need by being a kind and responsible companion. An adoption counselor will work with you to help you find the perfect furry friend for life.

Adopting a dog from a shelter allows them to better look after the many more displaced animals that need their attention. Please, don’t support the kitten and puppy mills that exploit vulnerable animals. Save your money and a defenseless animal’s life by adopting. You may also persuade your family and friends to adopt. The more people who adopt pets, the fewer strays there are aching for a loving home. You’ll not only be helping an animal, you’ll be helping yourself by opening yourself to the experience of loving a creature who takes you just as you are.

Shelter Pets Are Good Pets!

Due to fostering and caring volunteers, shelter animals are socialized to accept that people are friends. These animals want more than anything to be your friend. On the occasion a shelter does get an animal with health or behavior problems, they should do all they can to solve this issue. Many people looking for a pet may have a preference for a pure breed. However, mixed-breeds tend to be more vigorous and long-lived, thus often displaying the best traits of all the breeds they’re descended from. Shelter animals get proper veterinary care, including spaying or neutering. As adorable as puppies and kittens are, it’s better for everyone if the population is kept in check.

People Who Adopt Pets Are Gracious And Magnanimous People!

America prides itself on being the land of the free, but its streets are no place for a dog or cat to roam about with no food, shelter or protection. We are a great nation because the people who live here are kind, charitable and benevolent. Won’t you please express your good will by adopting a cat or dog in need today? The animals and the people who care for them will thank you.

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